International Akaroa Music Festival - Ceiligh & Polonus

Where: Akaroa Area School, 141 Rue Jolie, Akaroa, Banks Peninsula, Christchurch District

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • General Admission: $38.88 ($35.00 + $3.88 fees)
  • Student Admission: $12.00
  • Senior Admission: $32.00
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Tessa White – violin, mandolin, Baroque guitar
Sophia Bidwell – accordion, recorder
Argene Flack – bodhran, whistle
Jonathan Le Cocq, Guitar, Baroque guitar, lute
Trevor Robertson, Caller
Polonius - Polish Folk Dance Group, Christchurch

A night of Polish, Irish and Scottish music, dances and dancing. No Partners or experience required, all welcome – and no high heels

A group of Canterbury’s most talented folk musicians bring a night of lively entertainment to Akaroa with music, dancing and high spirits all round. A mix of traditional Polish, Irish and Scottish music will make for an evening with plenty of high-energy fiddle-playing and fast-fingered guitar-plucking, along with the magic of the Irish whistle and the beat of the bodhrán. Christchurch group Polonus will impress as they expertly perform a variety of Polish folk dances. Come to listen, watch, tap your toes or join in the dancing—no partners or experience required! (But please leave your high heels at home.)

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